(Possession, trafficking, distribution, grow house, cultivating)
Charges for possession or sale of a controlled substance occur when someone is caught by the police with illegal drugs, usually on their body, in their home or in their vehicle. Illegal drugs include marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetemines (“meth”), ecstasy, as well as drugs that can be obtained by a doctor’s prescription. The severity of the punishment for a drug case depends on the amount and type of drug found. Generally, charges relating to possession of substances other than marijuana, can result in felony charges and possible imprisonment of up to 15 years. If you are facing charges for drug possession, the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC has the expertise to help your with case.
In general, search and seizure law is the key focus of any drug chase. Under Florida law, police must follow proper procedures during their investigation of a drug case. It is crucial to have an experienced team of lawyers to interpret search warrants as well as search and seizure rules to ensure your rights are protected. Violation of these rights can give you grounds to file a motion to suppress any evidence the police found. Sometimes small pieces of initial evidence can lead to a search of your person or property. It is crucial to have an experience attorney interpreting search warrants, as well as search and seizure rules in order to ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC have experience in handling a wide variety of suppression issues. Drug charges are complex and often involve the interpretation of legal rules that only an attorney experienced in drug defense will be able to apply effectively to your case.
If you, or someone you love, have been arrested on drug charges, contact the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) immediately to schedule a consultation to determine how best to defend your case and your rights.
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